Updated, p. But now, a feud between the two has spilled into public view, involving social media, an angry same-sex spouse, a high-profile election and a father who feels uncomfortably caught between his two children. The situation has deteriorated so much that the two sisters have not spoken since the summer, and the quarrel threatens to get in the way of something former Vice President Dick Cheney desperately wants — a United States Senate seat for Liz. Watch the latest video at video.
High-Profile Politicians Who Changed Their Positions on Gay Marriage
Dick Cheney Defends Daughter Liz in Gay Marriage Family Feud - ABC News
March 15, -- intro: Public opinion on same-sex marriage has shifted rapidly in recent years. Here is a look at some of the most high-profile politicians who have changed their opinions on the issue in the past decade. In an interview with CBS News in , Clinton spoke of her opposition to same-sex marriage but said she was in favor of civil unions. She went on to say that she was opposed to the Federal Marriage Amendment that would have defined marriage as an act between a man and a woman. As a New York senator, Clinton repeated her support for civil unions in when the state did not extend the constitutional right of marriage to same-sex couples.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said on Monday that he is okay with gay marriage, in a sharp departure from the position held by many conservative Republicans. Cheney said. Cheney has a gay daughter.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney waded into a spat between his daughters, Liz Cheney and Mary Cheney, who is openly gay, saying that Liz's kindness to her sister shouldn't be used to "distort" her position supporting "traditional marriage. One day after the two sisters appeared to take their disagreement public, Cheney and his wife, Lynne, issued a statement defending their daughter Liz, who is running for Senate in Wyoming. Liz Cheney, who is challenging the Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming in , said on Fox News Sunday that she and her sister "disagree" on the issue of gay marriage. The comment prompted Mary Cheney's wife to issue a bruising statement on Facebook, which suggested that her sister-in-law welcomed their relationship privately.